25 October 2015

Sephora Haul: Trip to Krakow

Sephora Haul
I am excited about sharing this post with you today. It has been highly requested after I told you here about our surprise trip to Krakow for my hubby's birthday & mentioned about my little trip to Sephora on Instagram. I can definitely confirm one thing - when you go to a city which has a Sephora store, you simply can't pass by :) I didn't get crazy amount of makeup (I tried to do my best to keep that under control). But I did get a few amazing bits and pieces that I either already love or wanted to try. Our trip to Krakow for my hubby's birthday weekend was absolutely amazing. My Pacer (I mentioned it in my previous post here) must have broken all the records for the step count (yaaaas!). Last Friday we made over whooping 20,000 steps! This week has been pretty hectic/busy but I am back to blogging and will be posting at least 3 posts a week just like I always did. Today's post is going to be a lovely mixture of the haul with a few photos from Krakow and a short recap from our amazing trip. 

Beauty Blender - Sephora - Sephora nail polish stickers
Where do I even begin telling you how much I love Beauty Blender? Since the very first time I tried it (almost 2 years ago), I can't do my makeup without it. A few other blogger friends of mine have tried Beauty Blender recently and are in love - yay for that! There is a tonne of Beauty Blender dupes out there but nothing really can compare in quality and its "lifespan". In case if you have never heard of it, Beauty Blender is this neon pink wonder sponge. It comes in different colours (I do like mine pink). It is an incredible tool for makeup application (remember to damp it before using). I needed a new one badly because my old one was nearly destroyed by my cat haha. Believe me, you wouldn't want to see a photo of that one. #nightmare
Sephora nail polish stickers
Also, I wanted to try these amazing nail polish stickers (which I couldn't find online to give you the link). The watercolour effect is so beautiful and I can't wait to give them a go. I tried nail polish strips and stickers before. I remember I once got a gorgeous set at DisneyWorld and waited forever to even open it (because it was so special). I will make sure to share what these stickers will look like. I've heard a number of beauty gurus on YouTube say that nail stickers is their answer to the awkward at-home manicure and the lack of time :)
Sephora sleeping masks - Green Tea mask - Pomegranate mask
These masks didn't simply look amazing sitting there. The reviews I read on them gave me the confidence to grab a few to test them out. The neon green one is Green Tea Mattifying and Anti-Blemish mask. It made perfect sense to me to buy it because I've been having some issues with acne in my 20's. Even though lately the situation has improved but I decided to test it out and see if my skin likes it (especially whenever it still needs that extra anti-blemish treatment). The red one is Pomegranate Anti-Fatigue and Energizing mask. Funny enough, a girl at the counter made an awkward comment on how that one would suit me in particular. Made me laugh! Thank you very much for suggesting my skin looks "tired" but hey, English is her second language. Still, not an excuse (English is my second language as well, btw). Other than that, I do think this mask sounds lovely and I will review it after trying it out. Because who doesn't want to look awake even when they are clearly not :)
Make Up For Ever bronzer - Sephora eye shadow brush
Make Up For Ever, you steal my heart every time. I really needed a new bronzer to look "alive" during the colder season since my skin goes very pale. I also was looking for one without shimmer and not too dark or orange. This gorgeous Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion in colour M10 Natural Matte Honey looked amazing. Plus, the packaging is so beautiful - sleek copper/bronze look. Expect the review of it in the future ;) I also picked up this simple eye shadow brush #15 from Sephora Collection. This is the first time I will be trying Sephora brushes so I am excited about this purchase.
Make Up For Ever bronzer - Sephora Haul
Last but not least, and not Sephora-related, we had a blast in Krakow. It was such a relaxing weekend even though we walked A LOT and did A LOT of shopping. Which reminds me: I must write a few fashion posts and share a few looks I am loving this fall. Zara, why are you so great? :) This particular shopping centre, Galeria Krakowska, has 5 level, 270 shops on 60,000 square meters of its territory!
Galeria Krakowska
Our journey to Krakow started on Wednesday night when we took a flight to Belfast. Then with a few other family members we ended up landing in Katowice in Poland because of the weather conditions in Krakow. EasyJet crew simply asked us to go and make our own way to Krakow or wait for a bus which was coming in 40min (that's if it was coming at all). A very friendly but cheeky mini bus driver took us to Krakow in 1,5 hr and wanted to drop us off at the main bus station (previously said he would take everyone to their hotels). He also wanted to charge us on top of what he already did! Yeah, that was an interesting start to our trip. The hotel was absolutely gorgeous, overlooking the Vistula River and the Wawel Castle. 
Krakow
The Main Square is a sight on its own with its old and well-kept architecture. It's alsways full as hundreds of tourists crowd its beautiful cozy cafes and little shops. Those two sweet horses took us for a little horse and carriage ride around the centre of the city - it was a special little treat - just like the sweets we had. No wonder I wrote a post on motivation to workout earlier this week :) 
Krakow
We didn't do too much sightseeing apart from the Main Square, Wawel Castle and nearby areas. Next time we are there, we might go to salt mines and visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp. I know a lot of people say it is a must-see but I don't know how well I am going to handle walking into the gas chambers and other torture rooms where so many souls were murdered. However, it's important to know world history to prevent anything like that in the future.
Krakow
Krakow is such a beautiful city and we definitely plan to come back again to see more of it (and more more shopping there because it's THAT good) :)


I hope you enjoyed this little Sephora Haul of mine mixed with a short recap from our trip to Krakow. 
Have you ever been to Krakow?
P.S. I promise to visit all of your blogs this week <3


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  1. Krakow looks really pretty, I might have to visit some day :)
    I'm too totally hooked on the Beauty Blender. I only bought my first one quite recently, but I have no idea how I've lived without it :D Great post hun <3
    Emma xx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. You would love it there, hon! <3
      Oh I know exactly what you mean about the Beauty Blender. I can't imagine doing my makeup without it :) Hope you had a lovely weekend, girlie :)
      xox

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  2. Hi hon! Your trip seems lovely! I hope you really had a nice and relaxing time with your husband.
    Your purchases... now I want to try them all! I already have the Beauty Blender (aka best makeup tool ever), but I've never tried any of the other products. I want to try the masks so hard, but I suppose I'll wait till Black Friday so I can have discount and I can buy more things haha.
    Nice post as always ^^

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Thanks sweetie, we had such a lovely time, it's been just so relaxing & great to catch up with family and just chill :)
      Oh girlie, you must get your Beauty Blender out and try it lol! Those masks do sound amazing and I can't wait to give them a go ;) Black Friday shopping sounds like a fab plan!! ;)
      xox

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  3. Привет, солнце! Классная поездка, я просто обожаю Краков, один из любимейших городов)))
    Очень понравились твои косметические покупки, буду с нетерпением ожидать твои обзоры)) У меня тоже есть бьюти-блендер, уже год лежит, но я никак не могу начать им пользоваться, привыкла использовать для этого кисть дуофибру и не могу ничем другим)))
    Позитивного начала недели тебе, Надюша))

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

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    1. Спасибо, Ксюшенька))) Мы так хорошо отдохнули!!
      Обязательно доставай свой beauty blender и give it a go ;)
      Сделаю обзоры на всю эту красоту и больше))
      А еще у меня твой блог уже открыт и даже записан в список "must catch up"!!! ;)
      Целую и желаю отличной недели тебе, солнце!!
      xox

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  4. А я от чесно скажу, що б'юті блендером навіть не користувалась ніколи. Напевне, вже час спробувати!)

    Наліпки для манікюру сподобались, чекаю твого відгуку і фото.

    Краків дуже красивий в будь-яку пору року. Гарно, що обрали саме його для поїздки. І з обновочками тебе, Надійко!)

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    1. Сто процентів, Юлічка))) Обов"язково прикупи собі його і спробуй. Я раніше користувалась brushes і також просто пальцями, але з того часу як вперше спробувала beauty blender, вже нічим іншим не можу і не хочу користуватись)))
      Дякую за приємний коментар, сонце <3
      Обов"язково скоро напишу відгуки на нові покупки)))
      Вже хочу знову до Кракова ;)
      xox

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  5. Ohhhh your purchases look lovely .. Sounds like you had a lovely time ! Haha please do show us your beauty blender destroyed by your kitty ��.. Now that would be a sight to see ! Haha :D
    Lots of love ,
    Saira xxx
    Throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    X

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    1. Haha, it is a sight worthy of a Halloween horror for beauty/lifestyle bloggers lol
      We had such an amazing time, hon, thanks ;)
      Thanks for your support on Twitter & other platforms and always popping in with sweet comments.
      xox

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  6. I would love to go to Sephora!! But my wallet probably wouldn't agree with me :P Everything you bought seems lovely, that bronzer looks amazing. And Krakow seems like beautiful place, love your photos :)
    ps thank you so much for that lovely comment on my latest post :*

    Valentina from fashionwithvalentina.blogspot.com

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    1. No prob hon, I will defo come back with more comments, just so you know ;)
      Sephora is a dangerous place haha.
      We really enjoyed Krakow, esp the shopping there.... it's the best!! Prices were incredible <3
      xox

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  7. AAA This post is so fun, love all the makeup you chose and the pictures are stunning, thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    xox,
    http://www.theclosetelf.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, sweetie ;)
      I do believe I'd been following you for a while now :)
      xox

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  8. I seriously need to get with the program and get a beauty blender! Lovely photos- looks like such a fun time!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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    1. YAAS, you definitely do girlie ;)
      We did have a fab time. Thanks for a sweet comment <3
      xox

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  9. Looks amazing! I've always wanted to go to Krakow...and with Sephora too?! BONUS!

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. You would love the city if you get to go there, Molly :)
      Doesn't it just make it better when there's Sephora there too ;)
      xox

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  10. I've never been to Krakow, but Poland is definitely on the bucket list! It seems for many people Europe is just France and England, but I would love to visit Budapest and Iceland.

    I would have never guessed that English was your second language! I'm always amazed at how well many people can speak it as their second language, many of my American friends only know one language, whereas some bloggers seem to know 3 or 4!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. I completely agree with you hon. Europe is so much more than just France or England, no offense to any of the countries (plus, we live in England lol) :)
      Haha, I am glad you are saying it. I do think in English though that's why the blog is in English as well - I've lived and studied in the States for a while ;)
      xox

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  11. Sounds and looks like you had a great trip! Them nail stickers look amazing!
    Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. We definitely did, hon :)
      It's just so nice to get away sometimes!
      I can't wait to try them out. Will make sure to show what they look like.
      xox

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  12. Great post! I love Sephora, they just have everything a girl needs!xx

    I would be so happy, if you'd check out my blog, too. It is completely new, I am blogging about my lfie in Ibiza, fashion and traveling :)
    www.tarasemira.blogspot.com

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    1. Sephora is definitely soooo amazing <3
      Sure, I will pop in sometime this week ;)
      Check out my older posts as well if you'd like, girlie.
      xox

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  13. I've heard good things about those Sephora sheet masks! I still prefer my masks to be in cream or gel form, but I'm slowly coming around to the sheet mask trend!

    What an awesome birthday present you got for your husband! My husband just took me on my first birthday trip last month to Rio!

    I've never been to Krakow or Poland before. Would definitely love to see more of Europe one day!

    xx Chrystin
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. I can't wait to try these masks out & then review them. It will definitely be fun :)
      I've seen your lovely post on Rio & Brazil experience, loved it so much, Chrystin!
      If you ever fly across the pond, do make a stop in England ;)
      xox

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  14. So glad to hear that you and your husband had a great trip! Happy Birthday to him! :D
    Haha all of the photos are gorgeous, and that haul at Sephora looks amazing! <3 Those nail stickers are so pretty!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth, that's so sweet of you ;)
      We definitely enjoyed Krakow & a good bit of shopping too. Safe to say I was afraid of having "overweight" luggage but it was just labeled as "heavy" and we didn't have to pay extra #score :D
      xox

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  15. It sounds like quite the adventure! I wish I lived where there were castles, lol! One day I will get there. Sephora is a dangerous place to go. I always spend too much. One just opened 15 minutes away. ♡♡

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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    1. So many European countries have castles, hon. You definitely need to come & visit! :)
      Oh no (I mean, oh yaaas!), you will have to build some serious self-control to keep away from it ;)
      xox

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  16. Sounds like you had such a great time in Krakow and the photos are beautiful! You picked up some great stuff from Sephora, I still haven't tried original beauty blender, I really should give it a go :) xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. We really did, thanks honey ;)
      You MUST try Beauty Blender asap, you won't use anything else once you give it a go ;)
      xox

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  17. I've been really wanting to get a Beauty Blender for a while now, I might add it to my Christmas list! My boyfriend's dad just got back from visiting Krakow and he loved it and said it would be really good for couples so I definitely want to go now, glad you had a good time!

    www.laurenashleighbarden.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Krakow is lovely and romantic, that's so true ;)
      Definitely ask Santa to bring you one, girlie. You will not use anything else again lol.
      Thanks for a sweet comment hon.
      xox

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  18. Great choices! Can't wait to do a Sephora splurge when I go Stateside in Dec!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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    1. I hear you girlie, and do enjoy your Sephora splurge ;)
      So worth it, doesn't it?
      Welcome to my blog, btw ;)
      xox

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  19. Of course you can't NOT go into a Sephora, it's heavenly isn't it?? You picked up some really great bits, a beauty blender is actually in my October favourites today and I really want to see those nail stickers on you! Glad you had a wonderful trip!

    Musings & More

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    1. It is definitely more that worth being in monthly faves, Emily :) Such an amazing invention lol.
      Will be trying out the nail stickers soon!
      Thanks for popping in girl ;)
      xox

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  20. с покупками, отличные фото, хочу в Сефору, жаль что у нас нет)

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    1. Мое первое знакомство с Сефорой произошло в Штатах. С тех пор - любовь ))))
      xox

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  21. Your purchases look amazing! The nail stickers I have been loving for aaaaages! x
    -Morgs
    http://justmorgs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks girlie, I am really pleased with them ;)
      I can't wait to try out the nail stickers wooohooo :)
      xox

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  22. Ohhh I can't wait to visit Krakow, it looks so beautiful! I just love a Sephora shopping trip - I bought the same face masks last time I was there and they are fab! Xx

    www.theemasphere.com

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    1. You would love it there, Emma :) It's a beautiful city, and so so romantic.
      Have you used the masks already? Which one do you like the most?
      I am still to try them ;)
      xox

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  23. Sounds like you had such a wonderful time Nadia! Loving those sticker nails, such a cool design!!! I wonder how long they last and do they chip easy? The Auschwitz Concentration Camp would be pretty brutal and humbling to experience it's really sad to see what people have had to go through in this world, it truly is so important to be educated about it though. Have a gorgeous day you beautiful woman! <3

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thanks so much, Rainbow-Rose, you are so kind, as always hon, and I really appreciate that :)
      We did have a fab time! Didn't do too much but lots of walking, shopping and enjoying time together with family :)
      We will do the concentration camp next time. My mom is a History professor and I know quite a lot about the time when it happened. It's terrifying but humbling at the same time, like you said hon, but crucial to remember.
      Happy weekend, lovely girlie <3
      xox

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  24. Классное путешествие и покупочки! Мне бронзер MUFE очень нравится.

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    1. Спасибо, солнце)))
      Этот бронзер сейчас мой любимый <3
      xox

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